Why a Mini Storage Locker is Perfect for People Living in Apartments/Condos

Posted on September 25, 2019

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With the end of summer, condo and apartment dwellers are looking for mini storage options in which to store their seasonal items.

Storage can be precarious when it comes to living in what Okanagan real estate agents like to call multi-family residential units, where inhabitants live in separate units under one roof. While living in a condo or apartment is great for those who wish to dwell within a smaller footprint, they don’t offer much in the way of secure storage. That’s why an off-site mini storage locker is the perfect solution for all those things you wish to keep, but have nowhere to store.


How a Mini Locker Stacks Up

While the word "mini" indicates something that is exceptionally small, that doesn't mean that you can't fit large items inside a smaller storage unit. For example, lockers that measure 4-by-6-feet provide enough room for things such as: 

  • Patio furniture
  • Stacked boxes or bins
  • Planters, gardening equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Summer tires
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Small furniture such as a bed or small dresser


A Unit for All Seasons

Some condo and apartment dwellers have a small balcony or deck where they keep their patio furniture, barbecue, and other outdoor items. Once the snow falls, these items can become damaged from the moisture and cold. An indoor storage unit not only provides a secure space for your belongings, but it also keeps them dry. 


Safe and Secure

If your condo or apartment has an open storage area in the parking garage or basement, you might as well say goodbye to your belongings. Not only can thieves see what's inside, but they can also easily break into these spaces with a pair of bolt cutters. To ensure your belongings are secure, look for secure storage that offers safety measures, such as:

  • Electronic gates with coded access
  • Video surveillance
  • On-site personnel
  • Individual access codes
  • Disc padlocks


All the Extras

Okanagan demographics indicate retirees and empty nesters are choosing to downsize from a house to a smaller living space such as a condominium. Some may have items they want to pass down to family members or to keep as investments but have nowhere to store them safely. A storage rental that offers temperature-controlled mini-units is an excellent way to maintain and protect valuables such as:

  • Artwork, paintings
  • Heirlooms
  • Antiques
  • Photo albums/framed photos
  • Personal documents/important papers


For more information, read our press release on how Space Centre Storage Helps Empty Nesters Downsize.


Looking for a deal on smaller storage units in Kelowna? Call us at 1-778-760-1713 to learn more.

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